compress the air

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  • The sky seemed to have grown heavy, and to compress the air beneath it. Cited from Phantastes, A Faerie Romance, George MacDonald #1
  • "I must arrange the cylinder, compress the air and lay out the food supply." Cited from Five Thousand Miles Underground, by Roy Rockwood
  • The overflow is then closed and head enough of water put on to compress the air in the empty jar down into half its volume. Cited from Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888, by Various
  • Its most economic use is found where orcharding is carried on extensively enough to pay to compress the air or gas right in the orchard. Cited from Apple Growing, by M. C. Burritt
  • Positive-displacement compressors work by forcing air into a chamber whose volume is decreased to compress the air.
  • For example, even a bicycle tire pump's metal tube becomes hot as you compress the air to fill a tire.
  • If I push the cork in very tight, and then force the piston slowly inwards, I can compress the air a good deal. Cited from The Fairy-Land Of Science, by Arabella B. Buckley
  • It has three mechanically connected cylinders, each double acting, one to compress the air, one to compress the gas and one driven by the burned mixture.
  • By doing this, the engine acts as an air compressor, with the energy coming from the transmission used to compress the air, hence slowing the vehicle.
  • The wave can trap and compress the air under the lip, which creates the "crashing" sound associated with waves.
  • Barber's concept was sound, but given the technology of that day, it was not possible for the device to create sufficient power to both compress the air and the gas and produce useful work.
  • This would compress the air out of the linen envelope, which was to be withdrawn when the aluminium casing had been completely filled with gas. Cited from A History of Aeronautics, by E. Charles Vivian
  • After screwing down the lid, friends used a bicycle tire pump to compress the air in the barrel.
  • Because centrifugal superchargers utilize centrifugal forces to compress the air, they offer higher efficiency than positive displacement designs, both in terms of power consumption and heat production.
  • The freestream is the air far upstream of an aerodynamic body, that is, before the body has a chance to deflect, slow down or compress the air.
  • The Dudley-Sims dynamite gun used a smokeless powder charge to compress the air.
  • The energy provided by the arm muscles working to compress the air is transferred into the much reduced volume of the air during compression and manifests itself as heat energy sufficient to ignite the tinder.
  • In the past, aircraft engines would run turbochargers in stages, where the first stage compressor would feed the inlet of the second stage compressor that would further compress the air before it enters the engine.
  • By linking the two, the force needed to compress the air in the chambers is reduced which reduces the exponential spring rate feel traditionally associated with air systems when approaching the end of the suspension's travel.
  • The Rifle uses a small, unique and well designed part called an Obturator (obturator/ignitor) to compress the air as it is pushed through a tiny hole.
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